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Average Salary for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni

Attending Indiana University, a public research university based in Bloomington, Ind., can pay off for students in the long run, with a ranking in the top 28 percent of universities by ROI. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Hoosiers!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The data in this summary come from IU alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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Typical Early Career Salary

Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Software Engineer
17 salaries
Financial Analyst
15 salaries
Marketing Manager
12 salaries
Business Analyst (Unspecified Type)
11 salaries
Executive Director
10 salaries
10 salaries
Account Manager
10 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 13 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,421

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About This School

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, Indiana University (IU)



State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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Professionally, the manufacturing industry, the financial services industry, and the consulting industry are popular business areas among IU alumni. The majority of IU alumni wind up in the education industry. Former IU graduates tend to bring in $60K.


Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks $70K per year, but the second group takes home only approximately $53K.


Among IU graduates, the biggest earners are Finance Managers, who haul in $98K on average. Next on the list are Software Engineers and Executive Directors, bringing in about $81K and $72K, respectively. Account Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at around $41K.


Indianapolis is a hot spot for IU alum. Washington, DC is also a common destination for IU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $76K. IU grads love their alma mater so much that many stick around in Bloomington despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities ($45K). Other cities of interest include Chicago and New York.


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton offers the most generous salaries to IU grads at $73K. In contrast, alums who work at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) face the lowest salaries at $48K on average.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for IU grads with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance (earnings climb to around $106K per year). Those with an Associate's Degree face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to about $44K per year.


IU grads are usually competent in Project Management, and nearly one in eight alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Former Hoosiers who have experience with Strategic Planning can expect to make 46 percent more than other alumni ($89K on average). Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just two-fifths of alumni report compensation for sick days and only one in four survey participants get vacation time. A strong majority of alumni report contributing to a 401(k). Dental insurance applies to a fair portion of alums, and a solid majority of survey participants report health coverage. Indiana University graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Cincinnati graduates, who earn $61K on average, make a similar amount to IU grads. The University of Louisville, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Purdue University-Main Campus are also similar to IU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1570 1910
ACT Scores 24 30

Key Stats for Indiana University (IU) - Bloomington


47 %
53 %
$33,804 - $75,804
$39,387 - $97,584
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 536 votes.
$34,606 - $81,007
$50,985 - $106,811
$35,047 - $77,764
$35,622 - $84,020
$30,185 - $56,583
$40,075 - $115,743
$35,885 - $92,994

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